Read our ‘Boyhood’ review
Is ‘Boyhood’ the most nuanced home movie of all time? Not quite, and that would diminish Linklater’s achievement. Better to say that it retrains us to let go of melodramatic expectations and simply let life unfold, a remarkably sophisticated ambition. Unshakable, witty and deeply felt, the film will be paying emotional dividends for a long, long time.